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Joseph Bebon
Joseph Bebon
Joseph Bebon is editor of Solar Industry magazine. In addition, he contributes to sister publications North American Windpower magazine, Unmanned Aerial Online, and NGT News, an alternative fuel vehicle news site, and was previously editor of the latter. Joseph is also the former editor of smart grid publication Renew Grid. He graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with a bachelor's degree in English and started his career at Zackin Publications, publisher of Solar Industry, as an editorial assistant in 2010.
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Global Clean Energy Investment Drops In First Quarter

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 19, 2016

Global clean energy investment in the first quarter of this year (Q1’16) was $53.1 billion, down 22% from $68.1 billion in Q4’15 and 12% below the $60.5 billion recorded in the equivalent quarter a year ago, according to a new [Read More]

Long Island Uses Up All Its NY-Sun Residential Solar Rebates

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 19, 2016

After significant market growth, Long Island has become the first region in New York to reach its limit for residential solar rebates available through the NY-Sun initiative, according to the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). As [Read More]

Ecolibrium Solar Becomes Certified Partner Lab Of TUV Rheinland PTL

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 19, 2016

Ecolibrium Solar, a supplier of solar racking systems for commercial and residential applications, has announced that its research and development (R&D) laboratory in Boulder, Colo., has been certified under TUV Rheinland PTL’s Partner Lab Program. Through the program, Ecolibrium Solar [Read More]

Sunrun Opens New Office In S.C. And Plans More Jobs

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 19, 2016

California-based residential solar company Sunrun has opened the doors to a new branch office and warehouse in Columbia, S.C. Since entering South Carolina in 2015, Sunrun says it has hired more than 130 workers across the state and expects to [Read More]

Invenergy, Liberty Utilities Break Ground On 50 MW Solar Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 19, 2016

Invenergy LLC and Liberty Utilities have broken ground on the 50 MW Luning Solar Energy Center. Invenergy is developing the project on public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management in Luning, Nev., and Liberty Utilities will purchase it [Read More]

SMA Offers Rapid Shutdown System For Residential Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 19, 2016

SMA has announced its Rapid Shutdown System is now available for immediate shipping to the North American residential solar PV market. Engineered for use with SMA’s Sunny Boy inverter line, the new solution meets 2014 NEC 690.12 requirements and includes [Read More]

DOE Launches ‘Orange Button’ Initiative To Standardize Solar Data, Cut Costs

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 18, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy has partnered with industry stakeholders under its latest SunShot effort.

Wacker Opens Polysilicon Production Site In Tennessee

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 18, 2016

Munich-based Wacker Chemie AG has officially opened its new polysilicon production site in Charleston, Tenn., which represents the chemical company’s largest single investment to date, totaling about $2.5 billion. According to Wacker CEO Rudolf Staudigl, growth opportunities are arising due [Read More]

Consumers Energy Completes Its First Community Solar Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 18, 2016

Michigan-based Consumers Energy says it has started operations at its first large-scale solar project just days after the utility closed seven coal plants in the state. Located on 17 acres at Grand Valley State University, the 3 MW community solar [Read More]

SDG&E Meter Adapter Helps Solar Customers Avoid Upgrades, Save Money

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 18, 2016

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) says its Renewable Meter Adapter (RMA) invention has helped nearly 3,000 private solar customers collectively save more than $3 million on the costs to go solar since the utility first announced the technology in [Read More]